The Pete School, Homeschool, Kansas & Kentucky Grades 2, 3, 4, 6: West Point Elementary, West Point, NY Aug 05 – Jun 08 Grade 4 and ¾ Multi-age: The Settlement Preschool/Daycare, Clarksville, Nov 04 – May 05 Preschool Teacher, Ages 3 and 4: Hillside Elementary, Fort Lewis, WA Sept 01-Aug 02 Classroom Teacher, Grade 5, Math Facilitator, Summer School Coordinator: Evergreen Elementary, Fort Lewis, WA Nov 99 - July 00, Classroom Teacher, Grades K/1 and 1st: Odom Elementary, Austin, Texas Aug 94 - May 99 Classroom Teacher, 2/3 Multiage, Third Grade, Fourth Grade
Integrated Thematic Instruction Problem and Project-Based Learning Differentiated Instruction The Parallel Curriculum Model Performance Based Assessments STEM Creativity Gifted education
Presidential Excellence Award, St. Edward's University Presenter at the NAGC Annual Conference, 2010: On The Move: The Gifted Military Child Presenter at the NAGC Annual Conference, 2010: The Gifted Military Child-Counseling and Guidance
St. Edward's University, Austin, Texas Bachelor of Arts Major: English/Language Arts Graduation Date: August 1994 University of Washington, Tacoma Master of Education: Technology Graduation Date: June 2002 University of Colorado, Colorado Springs Master of Arts: Curriculum & Instruction Gifted and Talented Education
After moving for the 9th time as a military family, I began homeschooling my daughters using the units and lesson plans I implemented through my years in the classroom. I am an avid proponent of integrated-thematic instruction, cooperative learning, and project-based and problem-based learning in differentiated classrooms. My goal is to "publish" these lessons and units to share with other teachers and parents who are in the classroom or homeschooling.